17 08, 2013

Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

August 17th, 2013|Spirit Reviews|0 Comments|

2011 Four Roses Limited Edition Barrel Strength Bourbon

Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 110.2 Proof (55.1% ABV)

Bottle: 932 of 3,792

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

This 2011 limited edition barrel strength specimen utilizes four of the ten distinct bourbon recipes that Four Roses employes.  All of the bourbons used are between 11 and 13 years in age.  Specifically, the 2011 year uses OBSK (13yr), OESK (11yr), OESV [...]

14 08, 2013

Homemade Fork & Stave Flour Tortilla Recipe

August 14th, 2013|Recipes|1 Comment|

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

If  you’ve ever thought about making your own tortillas at home and assumed it’d be too complicated, you need to reconsider.  There are few things that can drastically improve a great fajita or quesadilla recipe as much as adding homemade flour tortillas.  I developed the recipe, below, over the years and it is very straight forward to prepare.  If you’re like me, these crispy, chewy, flavorful tortillas will have you hooked and keep you from ever considering store bought tortillas again.

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose [...]

13 08, 2013

Widow Jane 7 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

August 13th, 2013|Spirit Reviews|4 Comments|

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Widow Jane 7 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By: Fork & Stave

Batch 121, Bottle 3

Proof: 91 Proof (45.5% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Widow Jane’s single barrel 7 year bourbon is made from a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley.  To get their name out on the market quickly, Cacao Prieto chose to buy bourbon for the Widow Jane brand that met their specifications [...]

12 08, 2013

Papaya Habanero Skirt Steak Fajita Recipe

August 12th, 2013|Recipes|0 Comments|

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Papaya Habanero Skirt Steak Fajitas

For those of you not afraid of a little spice in your life, I have the recipe for the perfect skirt steak fajita.  The natural sugars in the papaya and citrus ingredients balance out the heat from the habanero while the acids help tenderize the steak.  I found the ingredients easy to pull together [...]

11 08, 2013

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey Review

August 11th, 2013|Spirit Reviews|0 Comments|

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 110 Proof (55% ABV)

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

This is a review of Willett’s Single Barrel Rye. This product is distilled in Indiana by LDI and bottled in Bardstown, KY by KBD.  LDI is also responsible for distilling Templeton Rye, some of the High West offerings, Bulleit Rye, and Redemption Rye.  This rye’s mash bill is 95% rye and [...]

11 08, 2013

Filibuster Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

August 11th, 2013|Spirit Reviews|1 Comment|

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Filibuster Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Batch 2, Bottle 607

Proof: 90 Proof (45% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Filibuster Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.  According to the label, the whiskey is distilled in Indiana before the whiskey is added to virgin charred white oak barrels.  After at least two years, the whiskey is blended with a more [...]